Examines EU law and regulation on private health insurance at a national and supra-national level
Explains how and why EU legislation has often collided with incompatible legislation in member states
Shows how health insurance has become increasingly important and connected to EU policy-making
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Table of contents (10 chapters)
The Political Roots of EU Insurance Legislation
The Impact of the European Union Private Health Insurance
Shifting the Public-Private Mix in Healthcare? Multifaceted Paths Towards Europeanization
About this book
- EU legislation
- private health insurance
- public health policy
- policy making
- national governments
“This book offers a sharp and comprehensive overview of the ongoing creeping privatization of healthcare and how it is shaped by the European Union through the making of a European insurance market. The chapters investigate both the top down and bottom up dynamics of marketization and are thus of interest not only for students of healthcare but also of the Europeanisation of public policy more broadly. In times of global pandemics where the healthcare sector is facing major challenges, this book could not be more timely”.
“This comparative study of private health insurance in Europe shines a welcome light on an intricate and poorly understood topic of great consequence. Private insurance schemes vary widely, with distinctive roles and regulatory frameworks in the member states and at the EU level. In some systems, their operation belies egalitarian promises of the broader health system. Member state and European reforms in the sector rightly awaken fears that private insurance will undermine social systems. This comparative analysis demystifies the complex world of private
health insurance regulation while making clear the ways in which private insurance, and even well-intentioned policy reforms, can create inequality and inefficiency in health care”.
information and elements of analysis in this research project”.
—Jean-Philippe Lhernould, Professor of Law, Université de Poitiers, France
Editors and Affiliations
Centre for European Studies and Comparative Politics, Sciences Po (Paris), CNRS, Paris, France
Intitut de l’Ouest : Droit et Europe Université de Rennes 1, Rennes, France
Marion Del Sol
Centre for Comparative Labour Law and Social Security, Université de Bordeaux, CNRS, Pessac, France
About the editors
Cyril Benoît is CNRS Researcher in Political Science at the Centre for European Studies and Comparative Politics, Sciences Po, Paris, France.
Marion Del Sol is Full Professor of Law at the University of Rennes 1, France, and a Research Fellow at the West Institute – Law and Europe (IODE).
Philippe Martin is CNRS Research Professor of Law at the Centre for Comparative Labour Law and Social Security (COMPTRASEC), University of Bordeaux, France.
Book Title: Private Health Insurance and the European Union
Editors: Cyril Benoît, Marion Del Sol, Philippe Martin
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham
eBook Packages: Political Science and International Studies, Political Science and International Studies (R0)
Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2021
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-54354-9Published: 04 December 2020
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-54357-0Published: 04 December 2021
eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-54355-6Published: 03 December 2020
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XIII, 328
Number of Illustrations: 14 b/w illustrations
Topics: Public Policy, Health Policy, European Politics